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RATINGS: 2685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Selected as a benchmark for the Beer Judge Certification Program used in all American based beer judgings. Centennial IPA has quickly become the IPA of choice. Pour yourself a pint of this complex flavorful ale and bask in the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ale’s sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear amnber colour with creamy lasting white foam. Rich, sparkling resinous aroma of peaches, lychee, apricots, flowers and elder. Medium-bodied with fresh hoppy notes of grapefruit, resin, peaches, herbal grass and mild lemon. Rounded and rather chewy body. Long bitter finish of wet grass, grapefruit and resin. Damn tasty IPA with a wonderful mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2905) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 Pale amber color light white head light lacing a light sweet malt flavor then a nice grapefruit citrus taste ... not much in the aroma department ... nice dry spicy finish sessionable ... a little more sweet and malty than most hoppy bitter ipa’s but the flavors balance well and its delicious a very good ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
I’m thinking I need to try this one again. All I took down from my last tasting was numbers and "nothing special."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Thanks coyotehunter! Bottled 5/26/09. Abundantly simple aroma of piney and dry grass. Little caramel. Orange/copper, small gummy white head and full lacing. Powerful, assertive, sustained earthy hops come early and often. There’s an orange peel dryness and complexity to the malt base, though the hops definitely demand attention here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Founders has yet to disappoint. Let’s see if we can continue that streak! Pour is a very nice red gold with thick offwhote head and phenominal lacing. Smell isn’t complex so much as not and good citrus and resiny hops. Taste is similar to smell bit nuanced, it seems as if it changes flavors as the drink progresses. I may actually prefer this to their dipa. Citrus, grapefruit, pine all come together nicely. Mouth is medium bodied but feels thick for an IPA which is a good thing in my book. Carbonation is where it should be, in the medium high range. Very drinkable and now that we can get founders, maybe a new go to sessioner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: clear amber with large plus sized mid-fine top. Good lace presented. 4-
Nose: light but highly aromatic hop profile , mild malt. Fresh IPA.
Flavor/Palate : Very soft bodied , velvety malt base with leafy soft green hop profile. Late chewy character. One of the softest IPAs around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Draft. Clear orange amber pour with nice off-white head that laces the glass. Hoppy aroma with some sweetness, citrus, floral notes, and pine. So-so hop flavor with more citrus and malt. Light body. A bit of soapiness to it, which disappointed me. I can think of quite a few IPAs I’d rather have, and this one seems a bit overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2009 355 mL. Pours a translucent orange with a two-finger, off-white, rocky head that has great retention and leaves thick, fluffy lacework. Aroma is spice, candi sugar, orange juice, floral hops, and herbal hops. Taste is tons of herbal hops, orange juice, orange peel, a bit of pale malt. Finish is herbal hops. Big time beta acid presence from the dry hopping. Pretty light-bodied for an IPA and very easy to drink. 7.2% is well hidden. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, orange-bronze body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a veil of lacing on the surface and a streaky, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweeter pines, pineapple, grapefruit, some peppery and minty florals, and just enough pale caramels. Very aromatic. Flavor is initially some pine and citrus before moving to a floral, resiny, grapefruit middle. A berry-like sweetness and lighter caramel reside in there as well. Finishes with a moderate, herbal bitterness that lingers for a good amount of time. Dry, medium bodied, soft carbonation, and very clean. Overall, a really balanced and drinkable IPA. The herbal bitterness is very nice and never gets excessive. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle in motel room in middle-of-nowhere Indiana. Pours mostly clear orange-amber with a nice off-white head. Great nose of funky pine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Taste is a little more floral with caramel and biscuit malts. Medium bodied with a nice citrus/pineapple hop finish.

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